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What you need to know about London Citizens Just Transition campaign

Our planet faces major threats, and as London Citizens, we feel responsible seeing the impact the climate crisis is having on our city and across the world right now. 

Today, we have the power to introduce climate policies that will:

  • Restore our city

  • Create 100,000 new green jobs

  • Protect our health

We'll achieve this by transforming London into the first Just Transition city in the UKensuring policies of a clean, green city tackles inequality and primarily benefits low-income communities.

And here's how we plan to do it.

 

What is a Just Transition city?

A 'Just Transition city’ aims to ensure that new green policies benefit low-income communities, who face significant affects of climate change.

This means ensuring social housing are the first homes to get new insulation, that green buses run to under-served, polluted areas of the city, and new green jobs can be accessed by low-income communities, among many other positive changes. 

Watch our video below to find out more about this campaign. 

Next steps

  • Listening to over 400 leaders from 20 different organisations over 3 months who will share stories on how energy bill prices, mouldy and damp housing, and more has impacted them.
  • Workshop ideas and policy options with experts; taking our top two policy priorities to the London Citizens delegate meeting in November 2020.
  • Take our plans to the London Mayoral Assembly in Spring 2021, working with the new mayor to redesign our economy, energy, transport and health systems. We did this for the London Mayoral Assembly in 2016 with Mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan MP in front of 6,000 London Citizens

You can be part of this pioneering change in London now.

Download your starter pack here

 

Your pack includes:

  • A step-by-step guide to the key stages of our campaign and a script to running your listening meetings
  • A PowerPoint presentation for listening meetings
  • Testimonial videos from London Citizens leaders about how a Just Transition city will impact their lives

Don't forget to fill in this quick form once you've run your listening meetings. Your feedback will shape the priorities of this campaign. 

Click here to hear the stories from our London leaders of how climate justice affects them and watch the launch of the campaign here. 


Want to learn more about our campaigns to tackle climate change?

We will update this page as the campaign continues. Keep an eye out here and on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Feature image and GIFs from our Just Transition campaign video, made by 247Studios


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